Stumble into The Ship Inn in the Ouseburn and you’d be forgiven for thinking that this was just your average pub. Alongside a cosy and quirky interior, matched with a charming outdoor terrace overlooked by wall-art and rope lights, have a glance at the menu and you’ll notice that everything is completely vegan!
There is no fuss or scrimping on flavour, The Ship Inn simply serves delicious and hearty, plant-based pub classics.
Try The Fish!
We have to admit, we struggled choosing what to go for in our party of 4! So we opted for 4 different dishes, just so we could split them. The ‘Lucky Fish ‘n’ Chips’ is definitely a one to be tried. Their marinated tofu, wrapped in nori seaweed and then beer battered, is an uncanny replacement for the real deal and we couldn’t get our heads around the accuracy of the texture. The jackfruit Shawarma kebab was equally as delicious and came with a heaping of sauces and salad, on top of a soft flatbread.
Hearty and Hot
The Ship’s twice cooked chunky chips are a sight to behold. Despite being served alongside their fake BFC (Byker Fried Chicken) burger and the Fish n Chips, that didn’t stop us from trying the Salt ‘n’ Chilli and Cheezy chips too! Crisp, golden and too good to be missed.
Another hearty staple was the Mac ‘n’ Cheeze. Smooth and creamy, the speckling of crispy onions on top made this one delectable dish.
Quirky and Cosy
Alongside their sumptous food, the Ship Inn is rich in character and charm. On a sunny day, they have a beautiful terrace with umbrellas for shade, which makes it the perfect spot for watching all of the action of the Ouseburn. In winter or if it’s raining, we love the cosy and quirky interior of the pub for catching up with friends or loved ones over a pint or two. Expect plants and fisherman decor.
Arts and Culture
You’ll find the pub situated around a host of interesting and grandiose street art, including a stunningly detailed sheep that watches over you as you dine. The Ship Inn is also no stranger to live music nights and monthly DJs. We can’t wait to see a return to this as things start to open up again.